Re: SkyStar 2 eXpress HD

Ernst Lobsiger


As reported several times the TechniSat Skystar 2 eXpress HD and the SkyStar HD USB DVBS-2 box do work under GNU/Linux for the Basic Service even if they do not know about VCM. It's one single bit that you must set in a demodulator register. The demodulator works then like an Ayecka SR1 in dual mode (where you do not use the second demodulator). The problem of Windows drivers was that they did not know about that while in the Open Source drivers under GNU/Linux (once the problem was understood) this could easily be fixed.

CrazyCat has made a fix for ignorant Windows drivers and so there have now been reports that (at least the PCIe Card) works as well under Windows. These devices have the same demodulator as the 85 Euro TBS-5980 USB box that runs fine as a Basic Service receiver for Arne van Belle with CrazyCat software.

EUMETSAT has tested the SkyStar receivers under GNU/Linux so far and found them to work just fine.

So Ian please try to use the CrazyCat fix that you find on this list and chances are it cures your packet loss as well. I would really like to see a SkyStar 2 USB HD box running as a Basic Service receiver under Windows.



---In MSG-1@..., <iandeans142@...> wrote :

Geoff, I have a Technisat HD USB DVB-S2 box the same as the one shown on the
migration page. It will not work under Windows for the basic service as it
is not compatible with VCM . You can receive the odd bit of data but you
will have hundreds of missed packets in minutes due to the HVService


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Morris satgroups@... mailto:satgroups@... [MSG-1]
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:00 AM
To: MSG-1@... mailto:MSG-1@...
Subject: [MSG-1] SkyStar 2 eXpress HD

I see on the Eumetsat Eumetcast migration page, they are including the
SkyStar 2 eXpress HD card, and its USB version in the list of devices
they use. They only give installation info for Linux, but both devices
will work under windows. I wonder if anyone has tried either of these
devices yet..?

I will almost certainly get one of them in the new year, when the parcel
delivery service is more reliable..!! As my interest (at the moment) is
fully served by the basic service, these cards would seem to be ideal.


Geoff Morris GW3ATZ
Tel 01244 818252
Mobile 07743 589825
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